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US Foreign Policy in Action


Published February 23, 2023

Major policy decisions have dramatic consequences. The country of Oman has been able to remain a tranquil country and an ally of America. Yet next door, Yemen has been locked in a brutal civil war, supported on one side by Iran and another by Saudi Arabia, with some American support.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Should US foreign policy be easy or difficult to make? Why?
  2. What could America do to ameliorate the civil war in Yemen?

Additional Resources:

  • Read “Turkey is the Wild Card” by Russell Berman. Available here.
  • Read “Syrian Tragedy, Turkish Error, American Failing,” by Russell Berman. Available here.
  • Watch “Second Fronts in Great-Power Conflicts,” on PolicyEd. Available here.